‘Black Panther’ actor: Atlanta rife with ‘actorpreneur’ opportunities


Stanley Aughtry is an electrical engineer by day and a superhero by, well, whenever the camera is ready. And he hopes others will follow his lead in making the “starving actor” mindset a thing of the past.

Aughtry, a manager of HPH and fuel utilization at Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC) in Atlanta, is a part-time actor and model with a burgeoning IMDB profile. That includes his first blockbuster appearances as a featured extra in “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” plus as a body-double in Tyler Perry‘s “Boo! A Madea Halloween.” He landed his first feature speaking role for a major film as Shombay, a merchant tribe warrior in Atlanta-filmed “Black Panther.”

Aughtry recently spoke with Atlanta Business Chronicle about balancing his day job with his burgeoning acting career — a skilled he dubs as being an “actorpreneur.”

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